Études et Travaux has been published since 1966, initially as a series of the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Polish Academy of Sciences (Études et Travaux / Centre d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences, ISSN 0079-3566), while since 2011 as an annual of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures at the Polish Academy of Sciences (Études et Travaux / Institut des Cultures Méditerranéennes et Orientales de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences, ISSN 2084-6762). Since 2014, it has also been published as an open access journal available in electronic form (e-ISSN 2449-9579) on the periodical’s webpage.
Since its very first issues, Études et Travaux has been open to the international academic community, while all of its articles have been published in English, French or German (previously sporadically also in Italian or Russian). The journal’s aim has always been to publish articles on the ancient, classical and early medieval cultures of the Mediterranean Basin, the research results of Polish and – increasingly so in recent years – international academics.
Études et Travaux was established at the initiative of Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski, the founder of the Polish school of Mediterranean archaeology. It has retained the same academic profile over the 50 years of its existence. During this period, it has been run by such renowned researchers as Dr Marek Marciniak, Prof. Zsolt Kiss or Prof. Karol Myśliwiec. For many years (2001–2016), Dr Maciej G. Witkowski was the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. Since 2017, this function has been performed by Dr Maciej Makowski.
Études et Travaux is a journal strongly rooted in the mainstream of global research, included in bibliographic lists and databases with extensive international reach. Since 2008, the periodical has been classified on the ERIH list, while presently it is indexed in the ERIH PLUS, SCOPUS, Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Index Copernicus and Akademicka Platforma Czasopism databases. The journal’s profile can also be found on the academia.edu website.
For many years, the publication of Études et Travaux was financed by the State Committee for Scientific Research / Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The Ministry also financed (within the framework of the 715/P-DUN/2016 agreement) the digitalization of volumes XIX–XXVI. Since volume XXX, the journal has in its entirety been financed within the framework of a five-year project entitled “Poszerzenie umiędzynarodowienia i rozwój obcojęzycznego czasopisma Études et Travaux (Centre d’Archéologie Méditerranéenne de l’Academie Polonaise des Sciences)” [The Further Internationalisation and Development of the Foreign-Language Journal Études et Travaux (Centre d’Archéologie Méditerranéenne de l’Academie Polonaise des Sciences)] (reg. no.: 3bH 15 0099 83; agreement no.: 0099/NPRH4/H3b/83/2016).
For more on the history of Études et Travaux, see Karol Myśliwiec’s article entitled “(ET=EtudTrav/50) x 30”, published in volume XXXI of the periodical